If you’re anything like me, you probably spend a lot of time daydreaming about travelling the world and experiencing adventures of a lifetime. There’s nothing more exciting than a thought about some amazing international adventure, but in some situations and for some people, going on an adventure abroad can be much more challenging. In this article, I would like to offer a solution to this problem, and that solution comes in a form of microadventures.
The term microadventures represent a small, affordable and easily accessible adventure you might embark on. It should represent a small but important step out of your comfort zone and it should be cheap, short and easy to do. Basically, microadventures are something almost anyone can do.
It’s crucial to change the scenery every once in a while, but you can’t always influence the circumstances. That’s why this article should help you understand how to experience something new and memorable with much less effort than it would take you to, let’s say, travel around the world. So, let’s get straight to it.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
As I’ve said earlier, the main goal of microadventure is to have a great time and discover new things. One way to do this is to do a bit of researching and looking for some things that you can find in your own city. But most importantly, you have to experience new things. An adventure doesn’t have to be a trip to someplace you’ve never seen before. It should be a new experience for you. It could be anything from a spa day in the wellness centre downtown, or it could be some adrenaline-pumped activity like bungee jumping. It’s all up to you and your imagination. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of amazing activity I was able to find in the close proximity to my town once I started researching. You should try to always keep an open mind.
Don’t Use Excuses
Quite a lot of people seem to have an answer ready for you when you ask them why they don’t try going on a microadventure. Some of the more common excuses are lack of time, lack of resources, weather conditions, lack of planning and organizing skills, and the list just goes on. People tend to get stuck in their daily routines and it can sometimes be a bit challenging to get out of that position.
Let’s talk about those excuses for a moment. First of all, microadventures are meant for short periods of time. You can have a microadventure in one day, or even in just a few hours, so lack of time is simply not a reason to pass on it. Microadventures are also meant to be cheap and easy to do. With so many various activities, you can probably have a time of your life without spending more than a few dollars. Weather conditions can have some effect on whether or not you can focus on some specific activity. However, just because you can’t go surfing in the middle of the winter, doesn’t mean you can’t experience something else. When it comes to planning and organizing, all you need to do is – look for what you like in your vicinity. You could find a perfect getaway and have a time of your life just around the corner.
Abundance of Activities
When I say there’s a lot you can do on a microadventure, I really mean this. It all depends on your personal interests or ideas, but you can do almost everything on a microadventure. Here are just some of the things I came across when I was planning my microadventures.
- Outdoor Activities – Whether you’re more into long walks or extreme sports, you will probably be able to find something you like nearby. My favourite choices are definitely Blue Mountains trek walking tour and taking out my bike for a weekend. There are loads of other things you can do. If you’re anywhere near the sea or a river, you can go kayaking or you can take a trip to some of the nearby islands. Even a family picnic can be a microadventure if you use your imagination. Take your family somewhere new, plan some new activities for the kids and, trust me, you will remember those special moments forever.
- Peace and Quiet – Not everyone is a fan of immense physical activity, and sometimes you just need a break from your daily routine. It’s perfectly natural, but why not make a microadventure out of that break? Take some time for yourself; go to a spa, or on a full-body massage. Visit a wellness resort for a day and do something that will make you feel good about yourself. It can be your own personal microadventure.
Wrapping It Up
So, there you have it. Microadventures can really help you with the way you feel about yourself, and about the others. There’s nothing bad about daydreaming of amazing international experience, but there are so many things you can do wherever you are. You don’t have to just daydream about adventures. You can simply walk out the door and have one today. So don’t waste any time, start doing your research and have a microadventure of a lifetime as soon as possible.